T-Mobile’s Google Pixel promotion now available to Simple Choice Unlimited customers, too

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Last week, T-Mobile announced its new Bring Your Own Pixel promotion that offers a $325 credit to customers that bring a Google Pixel onto T-Mobile. At the time of its announcement, the only plan that was compatible with the promo was T-Mobile One, but now another plan has been added.

T-Mobile’s Bring Your Own Pixel promotion is now available to Simple Choice Unlimited customers. News of the updated BYOPixel offer began circulating on Reddit this past weekend, and today T-Mobile confirmed that Simple Choice Unlimited customers are now eligible to get the $325 credit, too.

To take advantage of the promo, you’ll need to buy a Google Pixel phone from Google or anywhere else. You then bring it onto T-Mobile on a Simple Choice Unlimited or T-Mobile One plan, apply the promo code PIXEL on T-Mo’s validation site and show your proof of purchase within 30 days. After you’ve done all of that, T-Mo will give you 24 monthly credits of $13.55 each, which adds up to $325, or half the cost of the 32GB Google Pixel.

This promotion is available for a limited time.

Thanks, Sam!

Via: Reddit
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  • Jimmy Winskowski

    Umm, 24 * $24.55 = $589.20

    I think what you are looking for is 24 * ~$13.54.

    • jonathan3579

      Lol, I was thinking the same thing..

    • Alex Wagner

      Yeah, had the number 24 on the brain after using it for the “24 months” part of the offer. I’ve corrected the typo.

  • Hurlamania

    I’m sure they would need to clarify more because I’m sure it doesn’t include grandfathered customers and is only Simple choice NA w/$30 unlimited nor Select Choice Unlimited customers.
    Doesn’t make sense you would think any customer would be able to take advantage no matter their plan.

    • keepitreal25

      I’m pretty sure any simple not saying select choice is or isn’t would qualify as long as the line is paying for a simple choice unlimited data feature

    • TmoRepNLovingIt

      Any plan with any iteration of UNL data should qualify.

  • Hurlamania

    The worrisome thing is Verizon is in charge of all updates for that Device unlike past devices that Google controlled and were sure to get updated.

    • John Doe

      No Verizon is in charge of delivering the OTAs to THEIR pixels only. But if you get it from Google it is fine

      • Hurlamania

        That’s not the way I read the article I’ll re read the info, thanks.

        • Jon

          same as things were with the old Nexus S 4g (Sprint), etc. Google handles OTAs for non-carrier devices.

      • gmo8492

        They backtracked on that postion after getting a ton of criticism. There will be no delays with the Pixel’s update schedule.

    • lomsha

      Google updates the ones from the Google store.

  • Sam

    No problem Alex, glad to help out. Readers if you have any questions, feel free to let me know, as I got this info from T-Mobile initially.

    • Bonedatt

      Do you have to add a new line to your account if you already have a Simple Choice plan? Does this apply to those who already have a grandfathered unlimited Simple Choice plan or is it only for T-Mobile’s most recent Simple Choice plan?

      • Sam

        No you dont have to add a line. I can provide a example. Our account is on the Simple Choice plan and has 9 lines, out of 9 lines, 2 are on the $20 unlimited data package, rest are on 2.5 GB data plan (Now 4 GB with their free data promo till 2019). Both lines with the unlimited data @ $20, qualify for this promo, per T-Mobile.

        • Bonedatt

          Thanks for this info. This is somewhat similar to my kind of setup. One of my lines has the grandfathered $20 unlimited data add on while the other lines maintain the 2.5GB (now 4 GB also until 2019) data.

        • Sam

          o ok, no problem. Glad to help out. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    • Jon

      Can this be used on the Simple Choice unlimited LTE 2-for-$100 plan? http://www.tmonews.com/2015/06/t-mobiles-2-for-100-and-4-for-100-promotions-ending-soon/

      • Sam

        I believe this should work, confirm with @tmobilehelp on Twitter, just private message them, when you message them, provide a link to this article for context.

      • TmoRepNLovingIt

        Yes.

  • George Salcedo

    Sorry guys but what’s simple choice unlimited? I have the old 2.5 gigs per line simple choice so I’m unsure if this promo applies. Thanks.

    • Jeff718

      Sounds like you have 2.5GB, not an unlimited data plan. So it doesn’t apply to your plan. If you want the offer, you must switch to ONE.

      • TmoRepNLovingIt

        One of his lines has UNL data so that one particular line would qualify.

    • Sam

      This means if you have a simple choice plan and you have a unlimited data add on, you qualify. Example, I have the simple choice plan and most of our lines has 2.5gb but mine has unlimited data for $20, I would qualify for this promo.

    • gomaze

      I have the 10 GB plan and it worked just fine for me. I would still give it a try.

  • Margaret Ernst

    Will t mobile enable wifi calling with the new pixel? Never did with other Google phones

    • vplaza

      This page says that they should…

      http://www.spectrumgateway.com/compatible-phones

    • mdbrotha03

      My Nexus 5x has wifi calling on T-Mobile

    • gmo8492

      Starting with ths Nexus 6, Google has baked in wifi calling within the software. You have to go into settings and activate it manually.

    • lomsha

      Really? My 6p has it.

  • tomnewtn

    I’d be interested in this offer….but the Pixel doesn’t ship until late Nov.

  • Mottyengel

    Can I ask this complicated question? Do you have to keep the pixel for the 24 months? The only way they would know if you were or not is if you keep it in use on your account for the whole time which obviously can’t be right. So, theoretically, I could buy 2 of them, put the promo codes in and then return them and then get 27 dollars in credit for a couple years

    • Ryan Dailey

      Negative sir, as soon as you return them the promotion on your account would drop, or should I say.. Is supposed to.

      So ya you have to keep them, that’s ya know.. Kinda the point of the promotion…

      • keepitreal25

        I’d have to say you are slightly incorrect. T-Mobile isn’t keeping track of your device usage just the purchase validation , and the fact the account must stay active for 24 months to keep the credit is all tmobile asks . To your point I agree the point of the promotion is to use the device with T-Mobile, but if someone wants to give to family member or something like that they can as long as the number they validate the purchase under stays on simple choice unlimited or tmobile one for the 24 months

        • Ryan Dailey

          Sure but that speaks for a few where I’m speaking on a general basis. I guess I didn’t figure ever avenue of the contract, my apologies sir. Then again that is also side stepping itis main point like I said in the beginning. Rather, a loophole. Glad you saw it, lucky if you make it happen. Where I live there is barely 4g. Where I originally live there is none, not even 20 miles away. Sprint is also non existent. Nextel still holds rights to it for awhile. Like our piece of shit single provider for cable TV and internet.

        • Ryan Dailey

          Besides that they just want lines open for monthly dues. They don’t care if you bail on the deal as long as you are still paying them for monthly dues

        • Ryan Dailey

          So you found a loophole congrats. And yes I suppose you could use it for that.. Doesn’t say you cant so I’m wrong. My apologies

        • keepitreal25

          no loophole, i’m just speaking for people that want to take advantage of this promotion and give to relative or another tmobile user, which still benefits tmobile , as most customers do with any other promotion! Just helping the original poster as he asked did he have to keep the same phone for 24 months essentially.

        • Bradley Karas

          Takes 6 weeks to check eligibility….i would assume they would check that during that time not just check a receipt. And T-Mobile absolutely can see what phone you are using while using it…in real time…

        • keepitreal25

          the original poster was asking if he had to keep the phone for 24 months, i understand the rebate / promotion terms are the same as usual. I also am fully aware tmobile can see your device imei as that is how the billing system works. Thanks

        • Bradley Karas

          Ahhh yes you are right…I thought he was saying keep the phone till the rebate appears then return it right away and take credits. My bad I didn’t know he was asking to keep it the full 24 months

        • keepitreal25

          some people might want to purchase for gift or give to family member also on tmobile, which helps t-mobile , that’s the only reason i brought the response to ryan!

    • Corey Jalette

      The issue might be it takes a few billing cycles till it’s on the account. Do you know any store that would accept a return after a month or two? Only way I would see is if you had a Best Buy card that gives you the extended return date but even that might not work. Be prepared to be stuck with 2 phones lol

    • TmoRepNLovingIt

      Just jump your current phones to flip phones then return them. $25 restocking fee is your worst case loss. This will end your EIP and u can keep the half price pixel. Youre welcome.

  • Mirad77

    Is this for new customers only or anyone can get in on the deal?

    • Sam

      Anyone with a unlimited data package should be able to get this deal, even older plans like the $20 unlimited data add on.

      • Mirad77

        Thanks.

  • Critic4U

    Didn’t work for my plan but Mine is the Simple Choice Promo Unlimited, I entered my number into the eligibility checker and it said “There were no promotions that matched your search criteria”. Now I don’t know if you have to have the phone on the account for it to work, there are no instructions on the website as to how the page works.

    • Sam

      I feel that should work, double check with T-Mobile help on twitter, and provide the reddit link and a link to this article for context, when sending them a message.

    • Max

      You need to add the promo code PIXEL

    • grazapin

      My unlimited plan is listed as Simple Choice Promo ($100/2 lines) and when I entered the correct PIN and “PIXEL” as the promo code it worked. I got the same message as you when I used the wrong PIN or didn’t enter the promo code.

    • Critic4U

      Thank you all, sorry I was tired as heck when I tried it last night. I forgot the code, but it works now. Now if Google could keep inventory in Stock.

  • gokha

    I have simple choice $100/4 lines plan. Would this work with that plan?

    • TmoRepNLovingIt

      No.

  • kev2684

    What’s the promo code to see if you’re eligible on the validation site? I’m not thinking of buying unless I’m for sure eligible. I’m on the Unlimited 4 lines for $150 with 14gb Hot Spot each

    edit: It’s PIXEL and my line is eligible.

    “Limited time offer; subject to change. First-time owner of Pixel/Pixel XL and timely redemption (30 days from device receipt) required. Qualifying credit and service required. Not combinable with some offers (e.g. Carrier Freedom). All lines must be active and in good standing when credits are applied. May take 1-2 bill cycles. 1 offer per device, up to 8 lines.”

    • Ascertion

      It’s ‘PIXEL’ no quotes.

    • Moe Hussein

      I do get the same thing, I am on Simple Choice, but with their basic data (unlimited but with 2.5GB LTE cap)
      I talked to their reps and they told me I don’t qualify. I may just give it a shot, but I am afraid to stuck with the full priced phone.

      • TmoRepNLovingIt

        You should qualify for the pixel promo

        • Moe Hussein

          Well, after I ordered the phone from Google and it arrived today, I checked back using their promo checker tool and I am no longer eligible… the same tool used to give me the same message Kev2684 noted, now its saying something else…

  • When I go to the site, it says nothing is available.

    • Ascertion

      Did you use promo code PIXEL?

      • Yeah, I went back in and it worked with that code. Thanks.

  • donnybee

    Wow this is great to hear! There is one question I have, and hopefully someone here knows the answer. I have an iPhone 6S.. Didn’t upgrade to the 7 for various reasons, but now really wanting a Pixel. Obviously I can’t get a Pixel through T-Mobile, therefore I will still be paying on my 6S for the EIP.

    Would I still be able to get a Pixel (or even two) on my account without adding lines? We have the unlimited 2 lines for $100, so I’m not looking to add more lines. Would they allow this promo on a line that already has an active EIP for another device? Article doesn’t seem to mention if it’s necessary to add a line..

    Thanks!!

    • Petey07

      I have the same question as you since I have the iPhone 6S plus and can’t Jump to the Pixel. I wonder how would this work.

      • donnybee

        I even checked the promo page and it doesn’t say anything about needing to add a line.. It does say “All lines must be active and in good standing when credits are applied”, but that could be just saying you need to keep your line open for the full 24 months or else you stop getting credited (obviously).

        Has anyone activated this promo on an existing line?

    • Misha Bear Lipkin

      Here is what I did. I have a simple choice plan. I chose to finance this phone through google. (same deal 24 payments of whatever type of configuration you choose for your pixel) They work with Synchrony bank. Then I applied this discount to my account (without adding a line) using promo code “PIXEL” (all caps) and therefore I pay to separate accounts but discount is applied to cell phone plan.

      • donnybee

        My questions weren’t really related to how the payments to Google work. Buying the phone is easy.

        But to clarify.. Did you apply the Pixel promotion to an existing line with an existing EIP already active? Or is it a line that had a paid off phone? Sorry, I know this is pretty specific.. I’m just not sure how that would work

        • Misha Bear Lipkin

          Yes on both, existing line with existing EIP. I submitted my proof of purchase for approval. I just need to see it applied to the account which takes 1-2 bill cycles.

        • donnybee

          That’s awesome!!!

          Now if only there wasn’t a waitlist :(

        • TmoRepNLovingIt

          Why not just jump to a flip phone and then return it? Worst case you pay $25 restocking fee, but your eip is done.

    • Sam

      I am not sure on this, message @ tmobilehelp and provide a link to this article for context and see what they say.

    • TmoRepNLovingIt

      Jump the 6s to a flip phone and then return it. EIP will be done and gone.

  • PiCASSiMO

    I’m on the 10GB (x4 lines) plan, tried the PIXEL promotion plan, and it worked without fully registering a Pixel IMEI. I think the reason why I qualify is because we’ve been promoted to the unlimited plan through early next year.

    So, the promotion is limited time and the Pixel XL 128GB is out-of-stock.

    I’ve returned my V20 yesterday back to T-Mobile. Cost would have been $770 x 10% taxes = $847 – $200 rebate = $647.00.

    Should I get the 128GB XL, it will be $869 x 6.25% taxes (less than T-Mobiles) = $923 – $325 rebate = $598.

    So about $50 savings over the V20 that disappointed me in the camera department against my G4.

    I’m on the waiting list with the Pixel XL and hopefully I’ll get a chance to purchase it before the T-Mobile promotion runs out.

    • TMoRep

      I work for T-Mobile and I could’ve sworn it said something along the lines that customers with bumped up promotional unlimited data is not available, but I will double check on Thursday and get back to you.

      • PiCASSiMO

        Thank you, please follow up. Perhaps it’s because we’ve been T-Mobile customers for over 10 years?

        • Moe Hussein

          How do you know you qualify?
          I talked to two TMobile customer reps, they both said you have to be on unlimited simple choice plans, they said I should have at least their 14GB plans, I don’t see such an upgrade option, and when try their promotion tool, I see “You may be eligible for the 2016 Pixel Promo” But I am afraid to get the phone and then they reject the promo.

        • PiCASSiMO

          You have 15 days to return the device with Google. So buy it, first day, submit your claim. On the 14th day check up on it T-Mobile, if you have qualified, and if not, return the phone.

          “Google wants you to love the devices and accessories that you buy from the Google Store. If you aren’t happy with something you bought, you can return an item within 15 calendar days after the day you received it. We’ll send a full refund (minus your original shipping & handling charges) to your original payment method within 14 business days after Google receives the device.”

        • Moe Hussein

          Well, after I ordered the phone from Google and it arrived today, I checked back using the promo checker tool and I am no longer eligible… the same tool used to say “You may be eligible for the 2016 Pixel Promo”, now its saying something else…

        • PiCASSiMO

          I’m sorry to hear that. I’m still on Googles waiting list. Probably the promotion with T-Mobile ended. I may end up waiting for something else in 2017. But thank you for the update.

          And if you don’t qualify… Just return the phone.

        • Moe Hussein

          That’s the plan.
          You can get the phone through Project Fi. you don’t have to activate the service.

          Look at the top of the thread, there are tons of people in a similar situation.

          The Promo is still available only for TMobile One plan.

        • PiCASSiMO

          Well that sucks…

          Unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer because you do not have an eligible T-Mobile ONE Rate Plan or Legacy Unlimited Data Plan. Please contact T-Mobile Customer Care by dialing 611 from your handset to change to one of these qualifying plans.

          Worked earlier, now it doesn’t. No thank you, Google.

        • TMoRep

          Note: Customers participating in any Data Bump offer do not qualify for this offer.

          That is directly from our community page for Reps. Also something to note if you stop using the Pixel you lose the credit. You can change Pixel between phone numbers on same account

        • PiCASSiMO

          Thank you!

      • Ahmed Megahed

        I called T-Mobile last night and the rep said that bumped up promotional unlimited data does not count. Is that right?

        • TMoRep

          Correct

  • Ahmed Megahed

    I have the Simple Choice North America 10GB plan (3 lines), upgraded to unlimited a few months ago as part of that previous promo. I’m not sure if I am eligible for this Pixel promotion. On the verification site I am able to get to the page that is asking for my name, address, IMEI, etc. Does that mean I am eligible? Is the IMEI for the Pixel Phone when I get it?

  • Critic4U

    The only other problem I see with this now is that google is saying it will take 5 to 6 weeks to get the phone will this offer still be available once I finally receive the phone? so I can enter the IMEI

    • far_away

      It says in their FAQ you will be

  • steveb944

    Too bad this is only good for the old faithful. Good way to lock them in.

    • DKBNYC

      No one’s gonna be locked in for $13 a month.

      • steveb944

        Considering all the complaints about financing being the new contracts, I think there are plenty out there.

  • dcon9999

    So my validation page said I was eligible and I have a Select Choice 3gb plan…So I submitted it — (Crossing fingers)

    • Jamjr74

      Heard anything yet? I’m hoping to do the same.

      • dcon9999

        Nothing yet…

    • far_away

      Same happened to me. I called today and they said I’m not eligible. Only Simple Choice Unlimited as the article mentions is valid for the promotion.

  • somedude

    I have Select Choice and it said I was eligible on Friday… didn’t submit (don’t have the phone yet). Checked today – AND NOW I’M NOT ELIGIBLE. What happened!!?

    • far_away

      Same happened to me. I called today and they said I’m not eligible. Only Simple Choice Unlimited as the article mentions is valid for the promo.

    • RedmondChad

      Same thing happened to me too…I have an old Simple Choice plan that they called Unlimited way back when I signed up for it, because it has unlimited voice, text and data – but LTE is limited. I wasn’t sure if it qualified after reading the info in this article, so I went to TMo’s validation site, and sure enough they said I qualified for the PIXEL promo. Yay.

      I bought the phone, went back to the validation site today…and now it says I am not qualified. Customer Service sounded sorry, but couldn’t help me and transferred me to Retention. The Retention person didn’t even sound sorry, just kept repeating “the document says you must have unlimited and that’s all I have to go on”. Thanks, that gives me a lot of confidence in your company.

      Well, at least now I have enough Nexus/Pixel devices to switch to Google Fi after 18 years with TMobile (I started back when they were called Voicestream). It’s a shame, but I can’t take the idea of them changing the terms AFTER I bought a phone that THEY said qualified.

    • Moe Hussein

      Same here

  • Great promo!

  • ddifonzo

    Bought the Pixel under the presumption that my legacy plan which used to be called an unlimited plan, Talk, Text, and data up to 2 gigs (throttled thereafter). Tried the Pixel code and no go. Rep said my plan was never unlimited, but it used to be call unlimited. Think there was a class action law suit about it a few years ago. Now I’m F’d, only got my wife a Pixel because she refuses to spend the ridiculus amount of $ charged for decent phones

  • Max

    Anyone that signed up for the promo is getting the discount?

  • Vanesa Martinez

    Can someone confirm if this is still an active promotion. I’m a little late in the game.

    • masonoben

      Offer Date Range:
      10/4/2016 – 6/30/2017